Iraq Venture Partners is the first Baghdad based early-stage Venture Capital firm. IVP is launched to provide smart capital to exceptional Iraqi ventures.
Founded by some of the pioneers of the Iraq ecosystem—Omar Al-Handal (The Station), Bassam Falah (Innovest ME, Ruwwad Al Iraq), and Mohammed Khudairi (Iraq Tech Ventures)—IVP’s mission is to unlock the immense potential of the next big MENA frontier market.
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We are confident in the potential of Iraqi startups. The fund will be a backbone for all the upcoming entrepreneurship opportunities in Iraq. We hope to shed more light on the distinctive startups that Iraq has to offer for potential investors.
Synergy has always been at the core of Innovest’s DNA. We believe the value-add that each of the IVP partners brings to the equation will form a unique proposition that will cater to current critical needs of the Iraqi startup ecosystem.
As some of the first investors in the Iraq ecosystem, we are excited that the timing is right for a fund. There are many talented Iraqi entrepreneurs in need of capital, with few sources of funding available to them.
The Station, Baghdad’s premier co-working space, has been home to hundreds of startups and routinely hosts entrepreneurial programs and training for Iraqi entrepreneurs. The Station has recently set up Mosul’s first co-working space and has plans to launch in Basra.
Innovest Middle East was one of the earliest regional VCs to enter Iraq, investing behind some of the most promising Iraqi startups as well as establishing Ruwwad Al Iraq (aka IRAQPRENEURS), one of the key active enablers in the Iraqi startup space.